This Advanced Practice nurse gives anesthesia and anesthesia-related care to patients before, during, and after surgery. Nurse Anesthetists need to be prepared for a wide variety of situations, which is why the career path to becoming a Nurse Anesthetist is an intensive one. It’s also why Nurse Anesthetists are among the most in-demand, and highest-paid, of all nursing professions.
Things You'll Do:
- Operating Room care
- Outpatient procedures
- Emergency Room care
- Pain Management
Your job characteristics:
Get YourBachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pass YourNational Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
You can start working as a Registered Nurse
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Get YourMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Work for a minimum of one year in acute care (ICU or ER)
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Pass YourNational Certification Exam (NCE)
Become aCertified Registered Nurse Anesthesist (CRNA)
Nursing Notes Live
Panel Discussion on Clinical Nurse Specialists and other Advanced Nurses.
Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN
I went to nursing school directly out of high school. At that time, women's career choices were limited.
Nurse Practitioner, RN
I already had a degree in biology, but while I was training to be an EMT I learned about nurse practitioners...
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How Much You
an average salary of$98K - $129Kfind salary by state
What Else You
- 22% more jobs from 2008-2018
- You’ll be a valued member of the medical-surgical team including: surgeons, anesthesiologists, other physicians, registered nurses, and other healthcare practitioners